Painter's Tape Technique

A little help from my friends!

My stamping friends are some of my favorite people! They help me with project ideas without even knowing they are doing it!

My friend and teammate Pam created this fun card idea using the Painter's Tape technique. She shared it with me and several other demonstrator at a recent gathering. I love that she used wide Painter's tape.

Painter tape technique with butterflies

Card Basics:

Cardbase (Whisper White) 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/2" along the long side

fold in half to create the left hinge card

Accent layer (Basic Black) 3 3/4" x 4 1/2"

Main focal piece (Whisper White) 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Butterflies Accents (Night of NavyCall Me CloverGrapefruit Grove) scrap pieces approx 1" x 3/4" (min)

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  • You'll need a strip of painter's tape (or you can use washi tape for a thinner line) for each ink color. The technique is easy, you just lay the piece of tape (sticky side down) onto your ink. Press lightly along the tape to cover it with ink. Be careful not to get ink on your fingers.
  • Lift the tape gently from the ink pad, then press the inked tape onto your card stock where you want to transfer the ink. Don't press too heavily, or you could have the tape stick and tear your card stock.
  • Carefully pull up the tape from your card stock.
  • Repeat with each color until you have the pattern you desire.


Finish up the card by stamping the greeting from the Butterfly Gala Bundle of your choice. This card was stamped with Night of Navy ink on the an inked stripe of Grapefruit Grove.


Punch small butterflies from each of the three colors and attach them to the card front using Mini Stampin Dimensionals.


I created a card using this technique back in 2017, but I used the thinner width tape. It gives a fun background as well and depending on the spacing you want for your card you can use four or five ink colors!

painters tape technique thank you card


You can get the instructions for the Thanks for Everything card from a past newsletter in 2017. Many of the colors and the stamp set are retired, but you can use the idea to create your own version! Which is your favorite? Do you like the wide stripes or the narrow stripes? Horizontal stripes or vertical stripes? It's all the same technique, but looks different with subtle changes. I'd love for you to make your own version of the card and post it to my Facebook Business Page for the Show & Tell post on Fridays!

Show and Tell Friday

One of the best parts of my Facebook Page is the community that is gathering there. We have a lot of fun and we help each other through prayer on a weekly basis. 

On Fridays we have Show & Tell. Everyone is suppose to post a photo of something they have made that week. Take a look at some of the things people made this week.

Paper Pumpkin alternatives So Shelli May 2019

Janie made alternate card ideas with her May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit designed by Shelli

Cards from Patricia

Patricia makes cards for her local hospital to be given to the patients on their meal trays. She gets volunteer credit time for her labor. She donates all the materials.

Dog sympathy

Judith recently had to have her sweet dog put to sleep. She made this card to give to her vet to express her appreciation of their compassion.

Quilt idea

Carol Potter is a long time quilt maker. She is a big fan of my work, but as she told me, she's never understood why someone would cut paper and then glue it to a card front. I said, why do you cut fabric and sew it back together? It's the same thing. We make new patterns and designs with different medium, but it's the same idea!

If you haven't visit Lori Brausen Fan Page, please stop by. Visit on Monday and maybe you'll get a handmade card mailed to you!

Honor Flight Stamp Night 2019

Honor flight card wm

Our group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators gather every month for a Team meeting. At that meeting we share project ideas while doing hands on projects, and share business ideas, and cheer for each other's accomplishments. It's really one of my favorite parts of being a Demonstrator. About five years ago we also started doing a monthly service project as a group. Originally we alternated making cards for different organizations each month. About four years ago we decided to focus on only one service project, we would make cards for the Mail Call on the Honor Flights from both Madison and Milwaukee. It has been a wonderful project for us and has been very heartwarming. I will post more about our recent stamping event, but for now, let me present my card. This is a #simplestampingcard and it uses #retiringproduct

You've been on my mind

Butterfly gala swap crp

I created a bright and sunny Butterfly Gala card to use as a swap with other Demonstrators when I attended a Stampin' Up! convention in Minneapolis, MN. It was a wonderful weekend of fun and education! I got to see some of my stamping friends that I only talk to online. So that makes it extra special. We also were able to gather for a nice dinner and to visit a little more before we all started heading for home.

Ready to get organized?

Storage by Stampin' Up!

No fooling! There is a new organizational product line called Storage by Stampin’ Up! that is available starting today!

It's designed to store and allow easy access to your ink pads (new style), Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories.

You'll be able to work so much more efficiently-- with these gorgeous new organizers keeping everything at your fingertips.

Look at some of the benefits:

  • Supplies are organized, tidy, and visible at all times
  • Keeps your ink pads, markers and Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended
  • Flexibility to store your pads in rainbow order or by Color Collection, whatever works best for you!
  • This system is designed to be cleaned with a quick wipe. It's compact and stackable
  • The units are modular so it's easy to add new pieces as your collection grows
  • The units stack vertically and can be arranged to fit any flat surface
  • You can easily assembled and disassembled if you need to rearrange
  • The pieces are priced individually (from $3 to $14) which fits any budget or allows you space out your purchase

For your convenience here is a Configuration Chart to help you determine how many of each kind of cube you'll want for your current needs and as you add to your collection.

Configuration Chart for Storage by Stampin' Up!

Take a look at some basic combinations

Basic combinations of Storage by Stampin' Up!

Here's a fun video showing some configurations to spark your imagination! 

Your going to LOVE getting everything organized. Take a look at the Configuration Chart and here are the prices and product codes so you start planning what you will need.

Got questions? Contact me and I'll help you make a plan! 

Want to be in a Storage Club so that you can build your organization in easy monthly increments? 

Use HOST CODE: UMH6ZDQH and place a retail order of $20 to $149 to get a special perks from me!

Placing an order of more than $150? DO NOT USE THE CODE! Get the Host Benefits!


Congratulations Card - Quick and easy

Kb for sil el crp

This card came in the mail from my dear friend Kristen. She sent me this card to congratulate me on a recent promotion in my Stampin' Up! business. I love the color and layout of this card, but it is one that would allow you to FLY when making your own version. I call this a Mile-a-Minute card. Check out all the details!

Time for a Happy Tail

Lb 1   happy tails crp

Here's a cute card for the animal lover in your life. It is done using the cute Happy Tails bundle. The bundle includes the stamp set Happy Tails stamp set and the Dog Builder Punch. There are several sentiments included in the stamp set and ways to customize the look of the dog to make it perfect match to your fur-baby.